Larks' Tongues....  

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2224 posts
4/4/2006 9:13 pm

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4/6/2006 8:08 am

Larks' Tongues....

...In Aspic!

I give you, the most expensive food, on earth, Oh and let's not forget that most wonderful of spices..Sappron..even the name conjures up wonderful images. It's a lovely name , for a little girl, don't you think?

If you think about it, if you multiply these amounts, by 32, which is about the amount of ounces in a bag of sugar, you'll get the idea of it's true price. Who buys ounce of anything, these days, anyway ?

Iranian Beluga 000
The rarest and most prized of all caviar, Beluga is produced by the largest sturgeon,weighing up to two thousand pounds. The large size of the eggs, a light-to-dark gray color and delicate buttery flavor are without equal.
This is the first time in 20 years that Iranian caviar imported directly into United States.
Iranian caviar is considered by Epicureans to be most exquisite delicacies in the Word. Iranian caviar maintain its position on international market as the best kind of caviar.
According to studies, the southern part of the Caspian Sea which belongs Iran, is free from environmental pollution than can affect Iranian caviar.

· Distributor: Maison du Caviar - Belgium

Iranian Caspian Beluga 000

Weight Price
Jar/Tin 1 oz/28 gr. $241.40

That's about the equivalent of £160, English.
Multiplied by 32 = £5,120(approx)= bag of sugar weight.


..Finest Persian Saffron 'King of Spices'

Saffron is the world's most expensive spice and is derived from the stigmas
of the saffron crocus. The saffron crocus flowers (lilac to mauve in
colour) in the autumn months. However, the most outstanding feature of the
flower is its bright red stigmas up to approximately 30 mm long, that droop
from the flower head over the petals.

Saffron is often referred to as the "King of Spices". The aroma and flavour
of saffron is a superb addition to almost any chicken, fish or vegetable
dish. Saffron is also used in many sweet dish recipes.

The main saffron cultivation areas in Iran are in eastern and south-eastern
parts of the country. The Khorassan Province region produces some 90% of
saffron in Iran . The Ghaenat region in this province is well known for its
highest quality saffron.

Our prices will not be beaten anywhere on the high street or the net.

Weight...................... Price.(including P&P)
2.304 grams £2.50 X 14(approx) = £35,English, an ounce.
Multiplied by 32 = £1,120 = bag of sugar weight.


Who's for some henna-dyed fish eggs then?

Luv n lots of the good stuff to you, people {=} Susie {=}

timberwolf6972 45M

4/4/2006 9:40 pm

I've never had either one of those. I guess you can't miss what you have never had! {=}

StrawberryKing 57M

4/5/2006 12:19 am

Mmmm! I have !
Not Iranian Caviar, unfortunately, but I did have some Russian Caviar onve when visiting the baltic (just after independence)...
and to those of you who are about to say that you can buy dyed lumpfish for about 1 000 th of the price and not tell the difference:

Forget it! You can! The flavour is like a little orgasm centered around the taste buds. It explodes in the mouth as the little eggs burst! Oh, yeah... and please dont drink Cola with it, Champagne is the thing... anyway, it's not my blog, so 'nuff ranting about that.

Saffron? Use it regular like, you can't beat it in fishy, ricy stuff... Mmmm, as you only need a few milligrams it isn't even that expensive

Susieluv: What about truffles? Have you ever had the pleasure of having your skin gently, warmly massaged with truffløe extract in oil?

The hot, earthy, pungent aroma is one of the sexiest I know.... makes me dream of lovemaking in the heat of a Tuscan summer... out in the open, of course, under the pine trees.....


Back to reality


4/5/2006 3:18 am

Yet Another King Crimsonism hanging there as if it were some sort of bait,

As I now take it like some hungry but clueless dweller of the sea.

Just make certain not to have me stuffed and mounted on a wall plaque like some holiday trophy after I've been consumed.

I'm bouncing straight here from the response I just left for your comment on that Bill Bruford post of mine titled If You Can't Stand the Heat

So am I to understand that this here post , since it is so wholly concerened with eggs, is actualy a convoluted Easter message of sorts? Call me off my rocker (if you don't already) but I really can't help but see it as anything else. Unless of course you're in the caviar business and you've pulled an insider job on the companies advertising budget.

And I'd never tell you this but if the easter message is indeed the case I'd say "no way, that just can't be". Why? Because things that cool just don't happen. Nobody makes up stuff like that! Noone even fakes like they do stuff like that. (cryptically it's 'TGTBT')

(underlying mental chatter)OK, how do I now gracefully exit this self created predicament?

Oh yeah... The saffron.

I never really knew what it was but suspected that it had something to do with the making of cakes and such. And I strongly associate it with that late 60's era hippie folky guy Donovan and his old hit
Mellow Yellow .

My first rock concert I ever saw was in 1977 and it was Yes on their Going for the One tour. Donovan was their warm-up act and at that early point in time I had zero clue who he was. And that was the very frist time I ever smelled that unmistakable fragrance (or is that aroma?) of burning cannabis leaves.

How's that for a completely out of context but associatively connected chunk of my not so fascinating past?

Ever tried calves ear? It makes for a great "stupid guy" caviar substitute. In the same manner that horse ovaries make for great "dumb guy" hor d'oeuvres.

The whole of this brought to you courtesy of my highly cultured upbringing.


StrawberryKing 57M

4/5/2006 3:44 am

It's been bothering me where the title Larks tongues in aspic comes from.... I know my brother had an album with that name, but can't remember the group! Please help me SusieQ!

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
4/5/2006 7:40 am

SK..Lark's Tongues In Aspic, by King Crimson,(a review),I hope it helps to jog your memory.

"It's difficult to tell how much of this is carefully composed and how much is tightly improvised. Well, the songs have structure, but these structures are ridiculously complex. It's like listening to a blueprint of a 'geometric-dungeon-space-farm', designed using mathematical theorem so advanced that the human brain could not possibly understand the schematics, let alone replicate them.
Guess it helps with such a wondrous line up. Quite possibly the best of the many King Crimson incarnations. Bill Bruford proving himself as one of the most underrated drummers (too rock for jazz, too jazz for rock?) Jamie Muir playing all manner of devices (pots, pans, chains etc.) David Cross displaying almost telepathic violin skills, and of course, the glue that holds it all together, Robert Fripp with his truly unique style. He's tone deaf, left-handed (but playing right handed), one of the godfathers of art rock, and here's why.
It's a match made in heaven. King Crimson cook up a sonic storm, a volatile brew that demands you study it, not just listen to it. Even The Book Of Saturday, easily the most accessible of all songs on offer, has truly alien background sounds going on complete with a guitar line that mixes Baroque, Jazz and Blues stylings in a single bar. Rarely do these movements sound like the same song you started listening to when they reach their climax. They are like little stories, oddysseys, Zappa style "movies for the ears" with clearly defined beginnings, middles and ends, overall enthralling, thrilling, satisfying and nourishing.
I could spout a load of "why are you still reading this" and such now, but I won't. Make the leap yourself, you'll enjoy it.

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}

ilsgicemru 73M
2822 posts
4/5/2006 8:53 am

.................... Susie Q .. 0_may_I

I miss my lover 0_may_I .. Please ask her to visit my blog post Feel Like Makin Love and see if she would like to spend the day with me !!

If you visit me in her stead . please let me know how she is and if she still loves me . now that she " has had her way with me " .. Lol

It's funny how an alter-ego can take on it's own life and mystique .. I will try to get to know you Susie .. but I sure do miss My_0_may_I !!

...................... G

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
4/6/2006 8:08 am

G...I've passed your message on, dear.
Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}

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